amateur golf
amateur golf



With the Order of Merit rankings at the Open Championship so crucial to the selection of this year’s European Ryder Cup team, a great performance at The Open meant the difference between standing on the tee or outside the ropes at The Belfry in September.

For the first time ever, amateurs can now join the battle by entering PLAYONTOUR: a new amateur national tournament with an amazing and exciting fantasy dimension from The Sunday Times. Thanks to PLAYONTOUR, golfers throughout the UK can effectively compete in European Tour tournaments and rate their own golfing skills against the likes of Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington.

PLAYONTOUR competitors will play their rounds of golf on their home course at times coinciding with European Tour Tournaments. As they submit their scores, these are calculated alongside the scores of the leading pro’s on the European Tour. While the professionals are competing for Ryder Cup qualification, the top 50 PLAYONTOUR Order of Merit winners will win their way to an equally prestigious prize. Courtesy of South African Airways and Sun International, these top 50 golfers will compete in an expenses paid, high-pressure final at the world-renowned Sun City resort in South Africa to determine The Sunday Times 2001 PLAYONTOUR champion.

Competitors will be able to keep abreast of their progress with up to the minute reports and Order of Merit rankings in The Sunday Times, as well as monthly updates in Today’s Golfer.

Enter PLAYONTOUR and ultimately secure your place at the Sun City Grand Finale.

For further details see The Sunday Times and Today’s Golfer. For an entry pack please call 0870 900 8674 (UK) or 1530 927 350 (Republic of Ireland) or enter online at


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